I am seeking a highly motivated and experienced person to conduct field research on mule deer in Nebraska. The successful applicant will be the lead field person on an exciting study of mule deer spatial ecology, population dynamics, and predator-prey interactions. I anticipate the duration of the position to be approximately 4-10 months although shorter or longer periods may be possible. The position will be primarily field-based and will involve GPS and VHF telemetry tracking, mortality site investigations, and other duties. Capture of fawn and adult mule deer will also be an important part of the work should the successful applicant stay with us into 2020. The work will involve working independently and as part of a team. Data collection and management will be an important aspect of the work, as well as coordinating various project logistics. The job will involve working closely with academic researchers (grad students and faculty), working with agency researchers and managers, interacting with and consulting with private landowners. This job is an excellent opportunity to play a vital role in an exciting research project that will should facilitate career advancement in academic or government wildlife research.
Candidates should have a BS or MS in wildlife, ecology, biology or a related field. The ideal candidate will have experience extensive experience with VHF and GPS telemetry, managing project logistics, supervising field crews, and safely and professionally capturing wildlife (preferably with ungulates). A strong work ethic, positive attitude, and excellent communication skills are required. Experience working with telemetry and camera trap data are desired. Ability to interact positively and professionally with academic researchers, agency biologists, and private landowners is essential.
Please send a cover letter explaining research interests and experiences, CV, and names and contact information (email and phone) for at least 3 references (more is better, at least one must have worked directly in the field with you) as a single PDF. Ideal start date is by August 15, 2019 but has some flexibility.